Ben

  • @Avery: Welcome aboard matey!  Glad to have you here.

    After that I went through a period where my main hobby was video games, but over the years I grew bored of video games.

    I grew somewhat bored of them, but for me it was mainly the time consumption spent and how addictive they were.  I mostly quit video games around 2014, shortly before I b…[Read more]

  • @Xerecs: Yeah, I think I might up her cost. XD

    Hera
    Type: Ship
    Faction Affiliation: Pirate
    Rarity: LE
    Point Value: 23
    Number of Masts: 10
    Cargo Space: 7
    Base Move: S
    Cannons: 4S-4S-4L-4L-4L-4S-4S-4S-5L-5L
    Ability: Junk. Crew Protect. If this ship shoots at a ship that was previously shot at by another ship this turn, she gets +1 to her cannon…[Read more]

  • Ben replied to the topic Century of Economy 2020 in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    HYPE!!  😀   I’m quite excited about this, especially because it will hopefully give me something exciting and Pirates-related to watch while I eat.  XD  What a big ruleset!

    As usual, love that a shipwreck’s cannons can be used.

    So exciting to see your custom islands in play once again!  So players always roll for the Voya Nui eruption in that…[Read more]

  • Regarding Ransom; this from the Code:

    -Friendly abilities (cancellers, doctors, etc.) cannot affect a crew with this keyword.

    What part of the original keyword would indicate that?  I realize it’s a big headache if you cancel Ransom after you’ve captured the Ransom crew, but I don’t see how you would know you couldn’t without specifically l…[Read more]

  • Would the ship inside be able to fire its cannons as long as it could draw a line of fire that didn’t cross a tentacle?

    Yes, and I’ll change that in the spreadsheet to reflect it.

    With them on here and the other condition met, you’re looking at something like +9-10 to boarding rolls, enough to take out other ten masts!

    Indeed, she has the pot…[Read more]

  • Pantheon
    Type: Ship
    Faction Affiliation: The Cursed
    Rarity: LE
    Point Value: 40
    Number of Masts: 10
    Cargo Space: 8
    Base Move: S
    Cannons: 4S-4S-4L-4L-4L-3S-3S-2L-3S-3S
    Ability: Junk. This ship ignores the first hit she takes each turn as long as she has all of her masts. This ship gets +1 to her cannon rolls against forts within S of her. When this…[Read more]

  • This might be my silliest idea yet for Pirates of the Epic Seas.  Not expecting people to take it completely seriously.  I realize it breaks a lot of inherent rules or abilities, and the rules questions would be more trouble than it’s worth.  However, might as well post it and see what people think.  🙂

    Hellish Nightmare Frenzy
    Type: Shi…[Read more]

  • Ben replied to the topic Game Ideas in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 2 days ago

    Game Idea: round earth with home islands close together on edges of map, HI Raiders mandatory/every ship has HI Raider.  Include Wine (UT) as well.

    This is inspired by my pair of amazing 4×100 games, in 2015 and 2019.  Forcing every fleet to have at least one HI raiding ability is a fun way to guarantee some chaos and wild action.  XD  When combi…[Read more]

  • Taking a little break from the loa/voodoo for now, as naturally I’ve resumed thinking about things even more grand…. XD

    Berzerker
    Type: Ship
    Faction Affiliation: The Cursed
    Rarity: LE
    Point Value: 42
    Number of Masts: 10
    Cargo Space: 5
    Base Move: L
    Cannons: 4L-3L-2S-2S-2S-3L-3L-4L-4S-4S
    Ability: Junk. Cannoneer. S-Board. Sniping. This ship gets…[Read more]

  • Dinclinsin
    Type: Crew
    Faction Affiliation: The Cursed
    Rarity: C
    Point Value: 7
    Ability: Sac. Crew Killing.

    Sac: Once per turn, you can eliminate one of this ship’s crew to give her an extra action.
    Crew Killing: Once per turn when this ship hits an enemy ship, also eliminate one crew from that ship.

    Flavor text: “Dinclinsin is a loa depicted a…[Read more]

  • Ben replied to the topic Ship Series Cover art in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 3 days ago

    Nice, I remember posting those first 2 at various times in the past.  The third link didn’t work for me.  I don’t think I’ve seen that MI picture in such size or detail though – very neat.

  • Ben replied to the topic Nasty Crew Combos in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 3 days ago

    @Ochobrazo2298: Welcome aboard!

    Neither of those combos are legal because of this from The Pirate Code:

    Jonah’s ability states that crew always take up space, which takes precedence over the “do not take up cargo space” part of this ability.

  • With Runes of Thor/Loki on a ship with Nemo’s Plans, can those be used on each player’s/faction’s turn, or only once per round?

  • Do you remove the storm only on a natural 6, or will a modified 6 do it too?

    Modified works too.  I’ve never liked the “natural” distinction – I always prefer to apply bonuses.  I also always interpret modified to work as the default – if natural or unmodified isn’t in the ability text, it shouldn’t require that restriction in order to work.

    Is t…

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  • Ben replied to the topic All Pirates CSG Surveys in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 4 days ago

    Time for a semi-annual visibility bump!  😀

  • The forced re-roll of Agwe Flambeau feels like some combination of the Rune UT’s and the Altar of the Loa UT.

    It was actually directly inspired by Potions and Brews.  I wanted to make a non-d6 trigger such as sac so it wouldn’t require a 6.  (opponent rolls a d6, you try to roll a d6 to force a reroll, then opponent rerolls just feels like too man…[Read more]

  • Might as well finish the Agwe Family today. As usual, basing things pretty much entirely on the flavor text.

    Agwe Flambeau
    Type: Crew
    Faction Affiliation: The Cursed
    Rarity: R
    Point Value: 8
    Ability: Eternal. Once per turn you may give this ship +1 or -1 to a terrain roll. Once per turn, you may eliminate one of this ship’s crew to force an…[Read more]

  • @Xerecs: Indeed, one of the ships in The Hourly Campaign has Loa’s Protection I believe.  Is Ehlek a loa from real life Voodoo or a custom you made that references the loa?

    On a flavor level, this might have some implications for stuff that JWDarkhurst and I have been working on.

    Ooo nice, looking forward to it.  I have missed this thread a bit t…[Read more]

  • Introducing: The Loa
    Relevant flavor from Wizkids game pieces:

    DJC Papa Doc: Papa Doc discovered that he can possess both the dead and living, and he has set his gaze upon the purity that is Josephine Godiva. For if he makes her his one hundredth soul, he will have the power to take on the loa themselves.

    RtSS Papa Doc: When Duc de Valois failed…[Read more]

  • Ben replied to the topic The Random Topic Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 2 weeks ago

    Maybe in some future we’ll be able to make graphene ships with masts that don’t break upon assembly.

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